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PES | Most Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions | Popplewell Elementary Parents

How do I help my child be successful in school?

  • Check your students backpack nightly for homework. Read with your child nightly and sign the logs.

  • Attend Parent Teacher Conferences (on school calendar).

  • Attend Open House on August 28, 2019 (all day).

  • Email teacher with concerns.

How frequently should I expect to hear updates about how my child is doing?

  • Teachers will contact parents on a needs based time frame. Parents can set up appointments, email or communicate through written documents with their teacher.

  • Unless otherwise indicated a report card will be sent out quarterly (dates listed on district calendar).

If I email with a question or concern, how quickly should I expect to hear back?

  • Most teachers are prompt at getting back to parents. If the teacher does not respond within a day, calling and leaving a message for the teacher is suggested.

What's the most important thing I can do to help my child be academically successful this year?

  • Homework and Read with your child.

  • Always motivate your student to do the homework.

  • Read extra, showing how important and fun reading can be to you and your student.

  • Talk to them concerning school. Find out about their day.

  • Tell me about the best part of your day.

  • What was the hardest thing you had to do today?

  • Did any of your classmates do anything funny?

  • Tell me about what you read in class.

  • Who did you play with today? What did you play?

  • Do you think math [or any subject] is too easy or too hard?

  • What's the biggest difference between this year and last year?

  • What rules are different at school than our rules at home? Do you think they're fair?

  • Who did you sit with at lunch?

  • Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?

Can I volunteer in the classroom?

  • Yes, there is paperwork that by law has to be filled out.

  • Once the documentation is filled out setting up a schedule with your child's teacher is mandatory.

  • Always check in the office before going to your child's classroom.


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